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2017 MLB® All-Star Game® Toolkit

Residents and visitors traveling to the 2017 MLB® All-Star Game® in Miami on Tuesday, July 11, are encouraged to use the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Florida 511 Traveler Information System to find the best route to Marlins Park. This multi-day event begins with the five-day MLB® All-Star FanFest® at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Friday, July 7. Marlins Park will host All-Star Sunday, July 9, the Home Run Derby on Monday, July 10, and the game on Tuesday, July 11.

Find the best route to the ballpark with Florida 511

Baseball’s Midsummer Classic comes to Florida for the first time when the Miami Marlins host the 2017 Major League Baseball (MLB®) All-Star Game® on Tuesday, July 11.

Fans from across the country will travel to South Florida to attend the multiday event, which begins with the five-day MLB® All-Star FanFest® at the Miami Beach Convention Center on Friday, July 7. Marlins Park will host All-Star Sunday, July 9, the Home Run Derby on Monday, July 10, and the game on Tuesday.

With capacity crowds expected on Monday and Tuesday at Marlins Park, drivers should expect interstates and streets surrounding the stadium in Little Havana to be busier than normal.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is sharing the information in this toolkit to remind residents and visitors to plan ahead by checking the Florida 511 Traveler Information System before leaving to find the best and safest routes to Marlins Park and the Miami Beach Convention Center.

The toolkit includes suggested newsletter content, website content, social media posts and public service announcements.

Florida 511 is a free service provided by FDOT that helps drivers arrive safely and with fewer delays. The user-friendly and customizable system provides real-time traffic information and lets drivers know what conditions they may face. The system also offers alternate routes.

Please share the material on any of your platforms and with your network. Also, follow @FL511_southeast, @FL511_I95, @FL511_95Express and @FL511_turnpike to provide your followers with up-to-the-minute traffic information during the five day event.

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Find the Best Route to the 2017 MLB® All-Star Game® with Florida 511

Residents and visitors traveling to the 2017 MLB® All-Star Game® in Miami on Tuesday, July 11, are encouraged to use the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Florida 511 Traveler Information System to find the best route to Marlins Park.

The multiday event begins on Friday, July 7, with the five-day All-Star FanFest at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Marlins Park will host All-Star Sunday, featuring the All-Star Futures Game and All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, the Home Run Derby on Monday and the 88th Midsummer Classic on Tuesday.

With capacity crowds expected on Monday and Tuesday at Marlins Park, drivers should expect interstates and streets leading to the stadium in Little Havana to be busier than normal.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is reminding baseball fans to plan ahead by checking the Florida 511 Traveler Information System to find the best and safest route to the events.

Before leaving, fans should check the statewide interactive road map on FL511.com for real-time traffic information and incident alerts in English or Spanish. They also can view roadway cameras showing current driving conditions near Marlins Park on Interstate 95, Interstate 395 and the Dolphin Expressway (State Road 836).

The free Florida 511 mobile app, available on the Apple App Store or Google Play, features an interactive map showing traffic speeds and incidents on roads around the user’s location.

Fans can register for a My Florida 511 personalized services account on the website or mobile app and create one or more custom door-to-door routes to Marlins Park or other favorite destinations. Route-specific email and text message alerts can include travel speeds, travel time estimates and traffic information.

Additional ways to receive travel information from Florida 511 include calling 511 toll-free from any phone in the state or by following one or more of the statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511), such as @FL511_Southeast, @FL511_I95, @FL511_95Express and @FL511_Turnpike.

FDOT encourages all drivers to visit the Florida 511 website before leaving or have a passenger check the mobile app to avoid using a phone while driving.

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Use Florida 511 to Find the Best Route to the 2017 MLB® All-Star Game® in Miami

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages drivers to use the Florida 511 Traveler Information System to find the best route to the 2017 MLB® All-Star Game® at Marlins Park in Miami on Tuesday, July 11. Florida 511 provides real-time traffic information in English or Spanish on all interstate roads, most tollways and many major metropolitan roads in Florida. Motorists can check the interactive road map on FL511.com, call 511 toll-free, use the free mobile app or follow one or more of the statewide, regional or roadway-specific Twitter feeds (#FL511).

Social Media

Facebook

5-7 Days Before the Game

Planning a trip to Miami for the 2017 MLB® All-Star Game®? Check #FL511 for up-to-date traffic information on your way to (INSERT STADIUM).

Receive route-specific text message or email alerts to find the best route to Marlins Park for the 2017 MLB® All-Star Game®FL511.com

FanFest Events, All-Star Sunday or Home Run Derby:

Before heading to MLB All-Star #FanFest, check #FL511 for up-to-date travel information and to find the best route to the Miami Beach Convention Center. FL511.com

Check #FL511 for up-to-date travel information to find the best route to Marlins Park for (INSERT EVENT HASHTAG) #ASG FL511.com

Game Day

Find the best route to Marlins Park for the #ASG! Check #FL511 for up-to-the-minute travel information. #2017ICC FL511.com

Have a passenger check the road conditions before heading to @AllStarGame using the #FL511 app. FL511.com/app

Post-Event or Postgame

Before leaving the (INSERT EVENT HASHTAG), check the #FL511 app for up-to-date travel information. The Florida 511 mobile app is free for Android and Apple devices. FL511.com/app.

Leaving tonight’s #ASG festivities? Download and check the #FL511 mobile app for traffic info and travel times as you exit Marlins Park. FL511.com/app.

Twitter

5-7 Days Before the Game

Planning a trip to @AllStarGame #FanFest? Check #FL511 for real-time travel info to @TheMiamiBeachCC: FL511.com

Planning a trip to Miami for the @AllStarGame? Check #FL511 for real-time travel info on the way to @MarlinsPark: FL511.com

Find the best route to @MarlinsPark for @AllStarGame with #FL511. Visit FL511.com or download the free mobile app FL511.com/app

FanFest Events, All-Star Sunday or Home Run Derby:

Before the fun starts at #ASG #FanFest, check #FL511 for up-to-date travel info to arrive safe! bit.ly/2pmAY3e

Find the best route to (#ASGSunday or #HRDerby)! Check #FL511 for up-to-date travel info to get you to @MarlinsPark! #ASG FL511.com

For traffic info on the way to tonight’s (INSERT EVENT HASHTAG), check FL511.com, or follow @FL511_southeast. bit.ly/2pmAY3e

Game Day

Find the best route to the @MLB @AllStarGame! Check #FL511 for up-to-the-minute travel info. #ASG FL511.com

For traffic info on the way to tonight’s @MLB #ASG, check FL511.com, or follow @FL511_southeast. bit.ly/2pmAY3e

Have a passenger check the road conditions before heading to @AllStarGame using the #FL511 app. FL511.com/app

Post-Event or Post-Game

Leaving (#ASGSunday, #ASG #HRDerby, or @MLB @AllStarGame)? Check the #FL511 mobile app for travel times as you exit @MarlinsPark: FL511.com/app

Passengers: help drivers by checking travel times using the #FL511 mobile app, or follow @FL511_southeast. @AllStarGame

Public Service Announcements

PSA – :15 seconds

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO TO WATCH BASEBALL’S ELITE COMPETE IN THE 2017 M-L-B ALL-STAR GAME. THE FLORIDA FIVE-ONE-ONE TRAVELER INFORMATION SYSTEM PROVIDES REAL-TIME TRAFFIC INFORMATION. DOWNLOAD THE FREE MOBILE APP, CALL FIVE-ONE-ONE TOLL-FREE, VISIT FIVE-ONE-ONE DOT COM OR FOLLOW HASHTAG F-L-FIVE-ONE-ONE ON TWITTER.

PSA – :30 seconds

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO TO WATCH BASEBALL’S ELITE AT THE MIDSUMMER CLASSIC, THE 2017 M-L-B ALL-STAR GAME. F-D-O-T’S FLORIDA FIVE-ONE-ONE TRAVELER INFORMATION SYSTEM PROVIDES REAL-TIME TRAVEL INFORMATION ON ALL MAJOR ROADWAYS LEADING TO MARLINS PARK. DOWNLOAD THE FREE MOBILE APP, CALL FIVE-ONE-ONE TOLL-FREE, VISIT FIVE-ONE-ONE DOT COM OR FOLLOW HASHTAG F-L-FIVE-ONE-ONE ON TWITTER FOR UP-TO-THE-MINUTE TRAVEL INFORMATION! KNOW BEFORE YOU GO WITH FLORIDA FIVE-ONE-ONE!